Action Center

Your voice is essential to preserving our region’s natural treasures and providing a healthy environment for all. From local to national environmental issues, get involved with SELC to make a difference. Be part of the solution. Take action now.

Protect the Okefenokee

Despite overwhelming opposition to mining on the doorstep of the iconic Okefenokee Swamp and the risks to the swamp and the local economy, Twin Pines Minerals continues its pursuit to operate a nearly 8,000-acre heavy mineral sand mine along Trail Ridge.

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Stand up for Virginia’s clean energy future

RGGI has already proven to be a great deal for Virginiareducing air pollution from power plants while providing critical funding to Virginians. Yet Virginia’s participation in RGGI is in peril. Tell the state Air Pollution Control Board RGGI is law. 

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Protect Virginia’s Clean Cars Standards

Virginia was the first state in the South to adopt Clean Cars standards. These standards will bring enormous benefits to the Commonwealthfrom reducing greenhouse gas and other harmful pollutants that harm the environment and public health, to providing cleaner vehicles to Virginians sooner and keeping Virginia competitive as the auto industry moves to electric vehicles.

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Keep Virginia Scenic

Rolling ridges. Sparkling streams. More than 150 miles of trails. Creating Shenandoah Mountain National Scenic Area would permanently protect this breathtaking landscape in the George Washington National Forest so that it can be enjoyed for generations to come.

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Speak Out for Environmental Justice

Urge your elected officials to support the Environmental Justice for all Act, the most far-reaching Congressional bill yet to address the outsize burdens low-wealth and communities of color face when it comes to pollution and other environmental harms.

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Cut Carbon Not Forests

We are at a critical moment in the fight against climate change, but cutting our forests and burning them for energy just doesn’t make sense.

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